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NASA-funded Network Tracks the Recent Rise and Fall of Ozone Depleting Pollutants

A short-lived resurgence in the emission of ozone depleting pollutants in eastern China will not significantly delay the recovery of Earth’s protective “sunscreen” layer, according to new research published Feb. 10 in Nature.

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Lakes Isolated Beneath Antarctic Ice Could be More Amenable to Life Than Thought

This is the finding of a new study that could help researchers determine the best spots to search for microbes that could be unique to the region, having been isolated and evolving alone for millions of years.

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Climate Change and Suppression Tactics are Critical Factors Increasing Fires

The millions of people affected by 2020’s record-breaking and deadly fires can attest to the fact that wildfire hazards are increasing across western North America.

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Fish Diet Heats Up Marine Biodiversity Hotspot

Scientists have discovered a never-before-seen biodiversity pattern of coral reef fishes that suggests some fishes might be exceptionally vulnerable to environmental change.

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LED Lights Found To Kill Coronavirus: Global First In Fight Against COVID-19

Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) have proven that the coronavirus can be killed efficiently, quickly, and cheaply using ultraviolet (UV) light-emitting diodes (UV-LEDs).

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New Highly Radioactive Particles Found In Fukushima

The 10-year anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident occurs in March.

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Submarine Permafrost Has Been Overlooked as a Major Source of Greenhouse Gases, Scientists Warn

Scientists have found that permafrost buried beneath the Arctic Ocean holds 60 billion tons of methane and 560 billion tons of organic carbon — making it a major source of greenhouse gases not currently included in climate projections that could have a significant impact on climate change in the longer-term.

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Scientists Develop Blood Test to Predict Environmental Harms to Children

Scientists at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH) developed a method using a DNA biomarker to easily screen pregnant women for harmful prenatal environmental contaminants like air pollution linked to childhood illness and developmental disorders.

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Fishes Contribute Roughly 1.65 Billion Tons of Carbon in Feces and Other Matter Annually

Scientists have little understanding of the role fishes play in the global carbon cycle linked to climate change, but a Rutgers-led study found that carbon in feces, respiration and other excretions from fishes – roughly 1.65 billion tons annually – make up about 16 percent of the total carbon that sinks below the ocean’s upper layers.

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Wintering Bird Communities Track Climate Change Faster Than Breeding Communities in Europe and North America

A study recently completed in Europe and North America indicates that the composition of wintering and breeding bird communities changes in line with global warming. 

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